Oh dear, I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve sat down and shared a post with you all. I’m sorry about that. It’s been such a busy summer! I’ll share more about that soon, I promise.
Today, I want to share a little about one of my most wonderful inspirational places:
The Morris Arboretum.
This fabulous public garden operates as part of the University of Pennsylvania and is located in the Philadelphia Suburb of Chestnut Hill. It’s truly one of my ‘happy places’. Our family has had a membership at the Arboretum for many years, and we visit fairly often. I feel as if I know nearly every inch of this place from exploring it over such a long period of time and yet it is new and different in every season.
Grady and I had a chance to make a quick fall visit the other day. The arboretum has a new exhibit this year: a stickwork sculpture by the artist Patrick Dougherty. We’ve been meaning to check it out for months and finally managed to work it into our schedule–it was totally worth it.
You can learn more about Patrick Dougherty and his sculptures by visiting his own website here: http://www.stickwork.net/about/
The arboretum also has some details on this special exhibit on their page here: http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/events_patrick_dougherty.shtml
The swan pond is always a favorite stop and we were especially lucky during this visit, since it was feeding time. The ducks and swans were both very active and lovely as a result.
Thanks for joining me on our little jaunt to the Morris Arboretum. This place is truly marvelous. I feel so blessed that we have this inspirational place so near our home, and that we have the opportunity to visit whenever we want.
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